Sessions at Digital Shoreditch Festival 2012 about Funding on Monday 28th May Growth

View as grid

Your current filters are…

Clear
  • Digital Maze: Exploring The Legal Issues Encountered by Digital Media Companies

    by Suzanne Huges, Laura Dauny and Simon Stokes

    A presentation and workshop by solicitors in the Corporate/IP and IT team at Blake Lapthorn looking at the legal issues facing digital media companies, from starting up through to protection and exploitation of intellectual property, particularly software.

    Questions answered :
    As part of last year's Digital Shoreditch, we worked with the London Metropolitan University to provide one-to-one advice clinics. We were regularly asked about legal issues surrounding the start-up of digital media companies. There was also demand for insight into how a company should best protect its IP - especially any software that the company has developed - and how best to exploit third party IP. We also gave advice on website terms and conditions, user terms, privacy policies, the use of cookies and the processing of personal data. We would love to expand our clinics this year to a full workshop/presentation and focus on the broader legal issues commonly encountered by digital media companies and take questions.

    At 2:00pm to 2:30pm, Monday 28th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • From Xero to infinity and beyond...

    by Richard Heap

    Whether you are a start up or fast growing SME in the Tech and Media sector, making timely decisions is closely linked to future success. Kingston Smith’s Media & Tech partners will be running their ever popular 1-2-1 30 minute business clinics where you will have an opportunity to ask any tax or accounting related question - including funding, R&D claims, tax credits, and the IP patent box. They’ll also be showcasing Xero, the online accounting software increasingly popular with the technology community, where you get more control for am affordable price.

    Questions answered :
    Business Advice, Online accounting systems, funding availability, taxation advice, looking after the books

    At 2:00pm to 2:30pm, Monday 28th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Communicating your startup story and how to go about it

    by Richard Garnett

    Does the idea of presenting your vision terrify you? Do you have a great business idea but struggle to convince others? There is a commonly held belief that to communicate effectively you need the gift of charisma and ‘presence’. Richard Garnett from Present.me disagrees. He believes that presence is a skill that can be learnt, with the right coaching, in a relatively short period of time. Richard is a former RSC actor and so knows one or two things about keeping an audience engaged. He now coaches senior executives at blue chip companies, helping them present in a more effective and engaging way. In this workshop, Richard will explain the psychology behind why some presentations work and some don’t. In a very practical session filled with tips and tricks, he will cover everything from how to ‘click’ with an investor in only 30 seconds to how to create PowerPoint slides that resonate. Do you need help telling your startup story? Then this session is for you.

    Questions answered :
    Why is telling a story vital for startup success? How do you communicate effectively, offline and/or online? What are the secrets to a great presentation?

    At 2:30pm to 3:00pm, Monday 28th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • Planning for Success

    by Sharon Palazzo

    Winston Churchill said, ‘He who fails to plan, plans to fail’ If you get into a taxi and you do not know where you wish to go, you are going to have an expensive ride going no where fast. You may have the greatest idea or product on the planet. However if there is no plan on how to take your proposition to market, no one will hear, see and more importantly buy it. Planning may sound boring. However we all do it and we are generally in fact good at it – in certain circumstances. We are probably really happy to plan our next technology purchase, holiday or outing and perhaps less enthusiastic to organise a financial budget, staff personal development plans or a health and safety policy. Having some simple templates to plan for success in all that you do will give you more time to do what you do best! This will be an interactive workshop showing you exactly how to plan for yourself and your business more successfully. We will be exploring techniques and applying them to your working lives. I’ll be using your actual business examples. This way you leave with learnings that you can put to work right away as soon as you are back at your desk. By the end of our time together you’ll have customised simple 5 Step planning tools ensuring you are heading in the right direction and you get to your destination in the shortest possible time.

    Questions answered :
    Why is it important to plan? What if I don’t plan? Are plans set in stone? How can I make time to plan effectively? Will planning kill my creativity, motivation and satisfaction? What if my plans change? What if I hate planning? How can I transfer my skills in areas where I am good at planning to where I am less resourceful? Business plans may vary but are the processes similar? What’s an effective way of planning my day/month/year? Are there any areas of my business that I should not plan? How often should I review my plans?

    Yes

    At 2:30pm to 3:00pm, Monday 28th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

  • The tale of a European startup and the move to America

    by Christian Lanng

    This side of the pond, you often hear stories about America as a land of prosperity and opportunity. Many of you will end up there one day soon. But how do you treat the key decisions? San Francisco or New York? HQ or satellite office? Which members of the team do you bring with you and how do you decide? Christian Lanng talks through the recent move of Tradeshift from Copenhagen to America and highlights the challenges, opportunities and experience.

    Questions answered :
    - What are the key considerations when making the move? - Why should you move to America today? - New York or San Francisco?

    At 2:30pm to 3:00pm, Monday 28th May

    In Digital Shoreditch Big Top

Schedule incomplete?

Add a new session

Filter by Day

Filter by Session type

Filter by Topic

Filter by Venue